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A man and woman are dead after a shooting in Lancaster Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced.

The shooting in the 1100 block of West Avenue J-9 was reported at about 1:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department said in a release.

When deputies responded to a home in the block for a “medical rescue, male unresponsive call,” they found a 29-year-old man and a woman in her 20s unresponsive and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, the department added in an update.

Both were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The names of the victims were not released, nor was any information about potential suspects in the killings.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

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